We tried out a few pedals with the Quilter Tone Block 200 courtesy of Mason Stoops. This is a very rare Shin-ei Companion FY-2 running into the Tone Block 200 through a 12" Aviator Extension Cabinet. (Celestion Classic Lead 80)
The Shin-ei Companion FY-2 is a discontinued fuzz box which was made by the Shin-ei company in the 1970s in Japan. FY-2 pedals are considered a rarity, and can be occasionally found on eBay.
The FY-2 is well known for its raw, distinctive, gated fuzz. There are two knobs on the pedal:
"Volume" (controls overall level)
Notable musicians who have used the FY-2 include:
William Reid of The Jesus and Mary Chain famously used the FY-2 and a Shin-ei Companion Fuzz/Wah extensively on their 1985 debut album, Psychocandy.
Colin Greenwood of Radiohead can be heard on "Exit Music (For a Film)" from OK Computer and "Myxomatosis" from Hail to the Thief.
Ross Knight of Cosmic Psychos
Nick Tyler of Driveblind
Adrian Lendon of Red Riding Quartet
Andrew Wilson of Die! Die! Die!
Joy Division- various members
Jon Wilson-Father One
Christian Bland-The Black Angels
Mick Destiny - The Demon Drink